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Episode 1 Reverberance: A Poetic Rhapsody
In this episode, Bob Gonzalez, founder of Rhapsodize and Rhapsodize Audio, discusses the ancient origins of the rhapsode, performs classic poems, and makes a call for contemporary rhapsodes to begin rhapsodizing.
Poems performed: Leaves of Grass (Whitman, excerpt), "The Splendor Falls" (Tennyson), "Hymn to Aphrodite" (Homer), "Theogony" (Hesiod, excerpt), "Henry V" Prologue Act IV (Shakespeare), "Kubla Khan" (Coleridge), "Ulysses" (Tennyson), "To a Fish" and "A Fish Answers" (Hunt), "Hyla Brook" (Frost), and "Excelsior" (Longfellow).
Rhapsodize is a non-commercial initiative dedicated to engaging in, encouraging, instructing, guiding, and facilitating rhapsodizing, which is the dramatic performance of classic poetry. Rhapsodize represents a community and resources for solo and/or group performance and production of live, audio, and video rhapsodies, or programs, concerts, recitals, and vocal collections of classic poetry in the public domain.